We stayed for one night at this hotel on 1st May (Labor's Day) and paid RM300 net. We chose this hotel based on information we got from its website, which was quite informative and better designed compared to other hotels.
Checked into a Deluxe room at Grd Floor with one single and one queen bed with pool view. The room is ultra basic, no welcome drinks (not even mineral water). The furnitures are old, the room gives a kind of nasty "fishy" smell. On top of that, the aircon is too hot, even though we set at 16 degree at full blast and its remote was not responding properly. The toilet is dirty with black moulds /stains in between the tiles. Hot shower was also not in proper working order.
The swimming pool is small n not well kept. The tiles /bricks sourrounding the pool have soil all over the place, not a nice feeling stepping over them on your way to a splash. A nearby tree, although gives a cooling shade to the pool, is also home to red ants!
The location, despite its name, is not beach front and one has to take 4 to 5 minutes walk to reach the beach. But there are many shops around for food and souvenirs, which is a good thing to have. Avoid the seafood stalls unless you are prepared to be charged a bomb as the price is not fixed and it' s up to the seller to call the shots.
However, on the positive side, the hotel does have a frenly crew and a very courteous, hard working, caring Manager. The balinese concept is somewhat a novelty to this resort but nothing to shout about really.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully equipped rooms and air conditioning. Attached bathrooms with hot shower. Coffee & tea making facilities, TV & IDD phones central safe deposit box. Swimming pool, biggest banquet hall and sports arena. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Golden Beach Hotel And Resort
- Golden Beach Hotel Pulau Pangkor